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US-Israeli man, 18, in court over threats against Jewish centres

54 min 32 sec ago
Prosecutors say Michael Kadar made hoax calls to airlines, hospitals and Jewish schools worldwide.

French election: Voters take yellow chair challenge

1 hour 18 min ago
Sit down and tell us where you stand on the election.

US toddler survives fall from bus

1 hour 23 min ago
The four-year-old escaped with a broken jaw after the incident in Arkansas.

Arkansas prepares for first US double execution in 17 years

1 hour 33 min ago
Lawyers for Jack Jones and Marcel Williams are seeking stays on grounds of poor health.

Young pretender

1 hour 53 min ago
Emmanuel Macron could become the youngest ever president of France at just 39. Who else has achieved at such a young age?

Munch inspired by 'screaming clouds'

2 hours 25 min ago
A new theory may explain the background to one of the most famous works of art every produced.

China urges 'restraint' amid North Korea sinking threat

2 hours 26 min ago
President Xi speaks to Donald Trump, a day after Pyongyang threatened to sink a US aircraft carrier.

Germany's 'Love Parade' organisers to face trial over stampede deaths

2 hours 34 min ago
A stampede in a tunnel at a German music festival in 2010 led to 21 deaths.

French election: Macron backed by mainstream parties to shut out Le Pen

3 hours 4 min ago
Beaten Republican and Socialist rivals back Emmanuel Macron to stave off a far-right victory.

India Maoist rebels kill 24 CRPF policemen in Chhattisgarh

3 hours 11 min ago
The police were guarding road workers in Chhattisgarh when they came under attack themselves.

Hammer kills Illinois student in freak athletics accident

3 hours 51 min ago
Volunteer Ethan Roser, 19, was accidentally hit by the object during an athletics event on campus.

Henri Van Breda denies South Africa axe murders

4 hours 2 min ago
The son of a wealthy family says a laughing axe-wielding intruder killed his parents and brother.

Afghan attack: 'The walls are pocked with gunshot fire'

4 hours 19 min ago
At the scene of Friday's attack in Mazar-e Sharif, in which scores of Afghan soldiers were killed.

Venezuela protest death toll rises as injured woman dies

5 hours 48 min ago
A woman hit by a bottle during a pro-government march on 19 April dies of her injuries.

The land that used to belong to so-called Islamic State

6 hours 15 min ago
BBC gets rare access to north western Syria where so-called IS have been defeated.

Man lived above Japanese toilet for three years

6 hours 45 min ago
Unemployed Japanese man arrested for trespassing after his loft accommodation is discovered.

Article 308: Jordan scraps marriage loophole for rapists

6 hours 46 min ago
Rapists could avoid jail if they married their victim, and stayed together for at least three years.

Somalia drought fuelling piracy - US Africa command head

6 hours 59 min ago
There has been half a dozen attacks in the last month, according to the head of US Africa Command.

Indian athlete Man Kaur, 101, wins 100m at World Masters Games

7 hours 11 min ago
Man Kaur took over a minute to finish in Auckland and was only cleared to run after a medical check.

Jimmy Choo puts itself up for sale

7 hours 39 min ago
The British luxury shoe maker, valued at about £700m, is seeking offers from potential bidders.

Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine

9 hours 48 sec ago
It should prevent four in 10 cases of the disease, but it is the first "real world" trial.

Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks new space record

9 hours 27 min ago
Peggy Whitson has now spent more time than any other US astronaut in space, breaking Jeff Williams' 534-day record.

Afghan defence chiefs resign over deadly Taliban attack

10 hours 5 min ago
The insurgent attack on an army base in Mazar-e Sharif left scores of soldiers dead.

Woman attacked by shark in British territory St Helena

10 hours 44 min ago
Her husband reportedly punched the animal to scare it away and she is now being treated in hospital.

Boy aged 12 drives himself 1,300km across Australia

12 hours 6 min ago
He was trying to drive from New South Wales to Perth across the outback but was stopped by police.

Outsider Macron sets sights on presidency

12 hours 54 min ago
Centrist Emmanuel Macron will take on the far-right's Marine Le Pen in France's run-off election.

North Korean university names detained US citizen

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 22:27
Kim Sang-duk, also known as Tony Kim, was teaching at a Pyongyang institution before his arrest.

Venezuela's President Maduro calls for talks with opposition

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 22:27
Nicolas Maduro seeks dialogue with the opposition ahead of the latest in a series of protest rallies.

A night at a French Front National election party

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 21:05
Marine Le Pen's supporters in Marseille watch the results come in with great anticipation.

Voodoo rebels

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 20:10
Mass graves, child soldiers and police decapitations are all features of a little known Congolese conflict, as the BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga reports.

100 days, 100 voters

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:52
We asked 100 Americans what they think about President Trump's first 100 days.

Messi scores last-second winner

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:36
Lionel Messi scores his 500th Barcelona goal to send them top of La Liga with a last-minute winner against Real Madrid.

Bend It Like Granny

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:18
The 98-year-old grandmother who leads a yoga dynasty.

'You're hired Happy'

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:03
A profile of John Timpson, the boss of family-owned shoe repair firm Timpson, which has a very unusual recruitment policy.

Geeks vs government

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:03
The technology which underpins the internet's security has always been disputed.

Missing million

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:01
Researchers have named nearly five million victims of the Holocaust, but they are in a race against time to identify the rest, reports Raffi Berg.

The Holocaust: Hunt for a million missing names

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:01
Giselle Cycowicz’s father was murdered by the Nazis - but many victims are still to be identified.

Colombia's ELN loses kidnap victim in jungle escape

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 18:32
Colombia's ELN guerrillas say a Russian-Armenian wildlife trafficker they held hostage has escaped.

France elections: Macron-Le Pen though to run-off, projections say

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 14:11
Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen to contest run-off on 7 May, projections say.

'Vive la France' - Marseille's voters on presidential race

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 14:00
What do the voters of Marseille think about the race to choose the next French president?

Italy migrant crisis: Charities 'colluding' with smugglers

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 11:58
An Italian prosecutor tells a newspaper there is evidence of direct contact between the two.

Aurora photographers find new night sky lights and call them Steve

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:58
Steve is a "remarkably common" gas ribbon in the upper atmosphere.

North Korea 'ready to sink' US aircraft carrier Vinson

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:28
The USS Carl Vinson is expected off the peninsula soon, amid rising regional tension.

Germany AfD: Right-wing party picks election leaders

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 09:52
Facing a slump in popularity, the AfD is seeking to enter national parliament for the first time.

Australian girl, 8, escaped a sinking car but family drowned

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 09:17
Chloe Kabealo, who got out and raised the alarm, says she tried to go up for air and kept rising.

Pope Francis: Europe migrant centres 'concentration camps'

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 08:16
The Pope also laments that "international accords are more important than human rights".

Political party helps Georgians dodge the draft

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:14
Group sets up a religious order to exploit a loophole in the law.

London Marathon 2017: Mary Keitany wins women's race

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 06:45
Mary Keitany of Kenya breaks Paula Radcliffe's women's-only world record to win the London Marathon in the second-fastest time in history.

Ilie Nastase repeatedly asked if I was a virgin, says Pam Shriver

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:58
Former US Open finalist Pam Shriver says Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase made inappropriate comments during their playing days.

IMF meeting drops anti-protectionism pledge

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:58
But the global body believes protectionist policies could choke off improving global growth.

Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded at Kenya conservation park

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:30
Kuki Gallmann, author of I Dreamed of Africa, is flown to hospital after an ambush, media say.

Marches held across world over scientific research threat

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:12
This one was in Washington DC.

North Korea 'detains American citizen'

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 04:14
The detention of a third US man comes amid heightened tension on the peninsula.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman reverses public sector pay cuts

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 02:39
In a raft of decrees, King Salman fires his civil service minister and makes his son US ambassador.

Thousands turn out for Washington March for Science

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 02:10
Thousands of scientists have taken part in a demonstration in Washington DC in protest against what they see as a global political assault on facts.

Happy Days actress Erin Moran dies at 56

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 00:38
Erin Moran also starred in the show's spin-off series Joanie Loves Chachi.

Ecuador fines media for not publishing a story

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 23:54
Outlets that did not cover an opposition politician's alleged offshore banking were sanctioned.

France prepares to vote for new president amid high security

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 22:19
Thousands of police will be on duty as voters cast ballots in a hotly-fought presidential election.

Beaten by a mob

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 20:02
Journalism student Mashal Khan was beaten to death by a mob who accused him of blasphemy.

'More revolution'

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:48
The BBC's Will Grant speaks to the people behind Cuba's new Canal Caribe news channel.

Trash on the tracks

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:34
Austria is providing an ingenious solution to the desperate problem of overflowing rubbish in Rome.

Sewol sinking

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:29
A new film about the Sewol ferry sinking criticises the South Korean government for the tragedy.

Brand Masha

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:27
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova returns to action next week looking to boost her sponsor appeal.

The scramble for Somalia

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:21
Many different countries are trying to get a toehold in Somalia as it slowly emerges from chaos.

Gunshot survivors bare all for photographer

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:02
Photographer Kathy Shorr has photographed 101 gun shooting survivors throughout the US in a powerful new photography project.

How Rome's rubbish is powering Austrian homes

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 18:58
A deal has been struck to transport up to 70,000 tonnes of Roman household refuse to Austria this year.

Venezuela opposition holds silent march to honour dead

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 17:23
Venezuela's opposition march in silence to honour the dead in three weeks of anti-government protests.

Vietnamese villagers free police hostages

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 16:50
The remaining 19 people held captive are released following a week-long stand-off in a land dispute.

American Airlines pram clash: Footage captures aftermath

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 16:34
Footage posted online by a passenger shows what happened after an incident when a mother said she was struck by a pram.

Mazar-e Sharif attack: Afghanistan mourns deadly Taliban assault

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 15:31
More than 100 soldiers were killed or wounded in the Taliban attack on an Afghan military base.

Lebanon rape law: Wedding dresses hang in Beirut sea front protest

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 14:17
A law allowing a rapist to be exonerated if he marries his victim could be repealed next month.

'He was like gold dust'

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 14:11
The BBC's Nick Garnett recalls interviewing Xavier Jugelé, the officer killed on the Champs Elysees.

March for Science: Rallies worldwide to protest against political interference

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:07
Thousands of scientists demonstrate in cities around the world against an "assault on facts".

Paris Champs Elysees attack: 'Angry Police Wives' protest against violence

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 09:33
More than 100 wives and partners march after the deadly gun attack on the Champs Elysees.

Play-off suspended after Nastase is sent off

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 08:46
Great Britain's Fed Cup World Group II play-off in Romania is suspended during Saturday's singles with Johanna Konta in tears.

Kenya election: Kenyatta blames primaries chaos on turnout

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 07:46
President Kenyatta admits not enough election materials were provided for his party's primaries.

German riot police deployed for AfD Cologne conference

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 05:13
Police say 50,000 demonstrators are expected, including 'several hundred violent people'.

Michele Scarponi: Italian cyclist dies in training crash

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 04:49
Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi dies aged 37 after being involved in a collision with a van during a training ride.

American Airlines suspends employee after clash over pram

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 04:23
An American Airlines employee is removed from duty after the ugly exchange in San Francisco.

US to honour 'dumb' Australia migrant deal

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 00:40
Vice-President Mike Pence said the agreement will be honoured, but not necessarily admired.

United Airlines to tie executive pay to customer satisfaction

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 21:29
Boss Oscar Munoz will no longer become company chairman after the passenger ejection incident.

Budapest on the boil

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 20:40
Hungary's squeeze on the liberal Central European University is like Russian tactics, critics say.

Labradoodle Cooper reunited with owner after boarding wrong flight

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 19:17
Cooper sparked a major hunt after a mix-up at an airport in Canada but has been reunited with his owner.

Tracking Trump

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 18:26
Donald Trump says his administration has made "incredible progress". Do the facts back that up?

India visit 'very productive' despite controversy, says Sajjan

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 17:38
Canada's Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan was snubbed by Punjab's chief minister.

Serena Williams: Ilie Nastase heard making derogatory comment

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 17:31
Romania's Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase is heard making a derogatory comment about Serena Williams' unborn child.

German region Baden-Wuerttemberg pilots housework vouchers

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:56
Employees working extra hours get vouchers to help with housework such as cleaning and ironing.

Exxon Mobil denied permission to resume Russian oil work

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:47
Donald Trump says US oil firms, including Exxon Mobil, cannot resume drilling in Russia.

Russian MP incensed after son jailed in US

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:38
Valery Seleznev said the sentence was "passed by man-eaters" and that his son was "abducted".

Syria war: US ground troops kill 'leading IS member'

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:17
The US says Abdurakhmon Uzbeki is a close associate of the IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

What this woman's freedom teaches us

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:13
The freeing of the US-Egypt prisoner tells us a lot about President Trump's deal-making behind the scenes.

Venezuela: Ten people killed in Caracas looting incident

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:58
The incident comes after two days of often violent protests against President Maduro's government.

Purple prose

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:40
India's Supreme Court has sent back an incomprehensible judgment to a High Court judge.

The Gambian footballer who drowned in search of a better life

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:03
Gambian footballer Hamadou hoped to pull his family out of poverty by going to Europe, but tragedy befell him.

Toronto woman misses Galapagos cruise after Air Canada bump

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:36
Vicki Russell says she was left 'distraught' when Air Canada failed to get her an alternate flight.

Cassini probe sets up Saturn 'grand finale'

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:23
The Cassini satellite is about to put itself on a path that will take it to destruction in September.

Too scared to use refugee camp toilet

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:18
Rouaa lives in Lebanon after a chemical attack forced her from her home in Damascus, Syria.

Two more arrested in Michigan in first FGM prosecution in US

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:14
The Michigan couple allegedly performed the procedure on girls between the ages of six to eight.

Russia's Aeroflot airline defeats discrimination claims

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:06
Moscow courts reject flight attendants' claims that Aeroflot favours slim, attractive women.

Afghanistan: Troops killed in Balkh army base attack

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:52
The Taliban says that it has inflicted casualties on the Afghan army at its base in Mazar-e-Sharif.